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As Himalayan glaciers melt, a water crisis looms in South Asia

As Himalayan glaciers melt, a water crisis looms in South Asia

Warmer air is thinning most of the vast mountain range’s glaciers, known as the Third Pole because they contain so much ice. The melting could have far-reaching consequences for flood risk and for water security for a billion people who rely on meltwater for their survival.
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Risk of flooding from melted glaciers

Risk of flooding from melted glaciers to increase as climate warms, study says

The repercussions of climate change are getting nearer as scientists race to determine what will happen as a result of glaciers continuing to melt.
Deadly floods in India point to a looming climate emergency in the Himalayas
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Deadly floods in India point to a looming climate emergency in the Himalayas

A massive surge of rock, debris, and icy water killed more than 50 people in Uttarakhand this month. Nearly 150 others are still missing.
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